Gender: Female Pronunciation: KEER-a Meaning of Keira: "little dark one" Origin of Keira: Irish Keira's Popularity in 2019: #357

Keira Origin and Meaning

The name Keira is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "little dark one".

Keira is an attractive girls’ name that's gotten a huge boost from the meteoric rise of Keira Knightley. Original spelling Kiera, which relates more directly to the male Kieran, was the more popular form until the rise of Keira Knightley reversed the order. Both are Anglicized versions of the Irish Ciara.

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Rank in US: #357

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Pop Culture References for the name Keira

Keira, Kearia, Keiara, Keera, Keiarra, Keara, Keiarah, Keerra, Kearra, Kera, Keaira, Kearah


Smephers Says:


Kiera isn't the original spelling, nor is Kieran the original male version. The letter k does not exist in the Irish language. The spellings are Ciara or Ciaran, also Cíara and Ciarán.

headintheclouds Says:


Thanks to Keira Knightley, this spelling variant that was actually spelled wrong on her birth certificate feels like the official one to me, instead of Kiera which looks like the misspelled version in my unconscious mind now! :b Both spellings are equally nice though, and I really like how peppy and feisty + short and sweet this name sounds. This is a fun and wonderful Irish girl name choice.

irishdancer428 Says:


I personally like the traditional Ciara better :)

TheSlothPrincess Says:


Normally I don't like alternative spellings, but I would choose this over Kiera because I would worry about it being mispronounced kee-air-uh.

pixelatedinfants Says:


My best friend is named Kiera. She despises this spelling because it's not grammatically correct. But her spelling could be mispronounced Kee-ahr-a

Yessica Says:


Is this pronounced like Kira?
I don't like it and the amount of people I know with this name.

Beth Says:


Quite love this name!

peppermintkitten Says:


This name is really pretty.

jordalini Says:


I love Keira Knightley movies.. but spelling a name incorrectly because of an actress really bothers me.

Keira Knecht Says:


nope. "Dark-haired"

HollyMaxSpencer Says:


It means "little dark one"